TRAI recommendation to impose fine on Vodafone challenged in Delhi HC

Telecom major Vodafone today told the Delhi High Court that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s recommendation to the Centre to impose Rs 1050 crore penalty on it for not giving interconnectivity to Reliance Jio was an “arbitrary” decision. TRAI has recommended imposition of a fine of Rs 50 crore for each of the 21 […]

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Vodafone challenges spl audit order: Delhi HC seeks reply

Delhi High Court today sought the Income Tax department’s response on Vodafone’s plea challenging an order directing special audit of its accounts for assessment year 2012-13. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vibhu Bakhru issued notice to the IT department and asked it to file its reply by July 28 on Vodafone’s plea. The […]

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Will file reply to IT dept show cause notice: Vodafone to HC

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New Delhi, Vodafone today told Delhi High Court that it will file a reply by Friday to the income tax department’s show cause notice asking the company why its 2011-12 financial records should not be subjected to a special audit. Vodafone’s submission came two days after the court, in a subtle warning, told the company […]

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Delhi HC quashes IT notices to Vodafone, TTSL

The Delhi High Court today set aside notices issued by the Income Tax department to Vodafone Essar Mobile Services Ltd (VEMSL) and Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) to initiate proceedings to declare them as TDS defaulters for assessment years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06. The department had initiated proceedings against Vodafone and TTSL in 2011 on the […]

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“Don’t effect fresh demand against Voda for 2011-12”

The Delhi High Court on Friday instructed the income-tax (I-T) department not to give effect to any fresh assessment against Vodafone for assessment year 2011-12 till February 18, when the British telco’s plea against a dispute resolution panel’s decision to disallow exemptions amounting to Rs 2,800 crore would be taken up. The dispute resolution panel […]

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Vodafone challenges TRAI”s interconnect norms

Telecom major Vodafone Mobile Service Ltd and its group companies today moved the Delhi High Court challenging TRAI’s Telecommunication Interconnect Usage Charges Regulations, 2015 by which it has fixed termination charges for wireline to wireless as zero paise and wireless to wireless to Rs 0.14 per minute. Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) or termination charges are […]

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Consumer forum orders Vodafone to pay compensation to doctor

Holding Vodafone India guilty of deficiency in service, Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has upheld a lower court order which asked the service provider to pay Rs 20,000 compensation and Rs 5,000 costs to a doctor for failing to stop unsolicited commercial communications. “Vodafone had failed to discharge its obligation and acted with imperfection, […]

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Telecom scam:CBI chided for not naming firms’ execs

Delhi High court has grilled the CBI for only “blaming” government servants and not naming any company officials in connection with the charge sheet against Airtel, Vodafone and others for alleged irregularities in the allocation of additional spectrum to them during the NDA regime “In a conspiracy, there must be two parties. You (CBI)are blaming only the […]

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Mobile cos tell court they can’t provide call records

The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act Court has been told by the Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) that it cannot provide call data records (CDR) to the accused of 2006 Mumbai train blasts case free. The company told the court that its accumulated losses as of May 31, 2012 were Rs 3031.18 crore. “If the cost […]

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Decision on telecom licences renewal in two weeks, court told

Delhi High Court has been informed by the central government that it will decide the applications of renewal of licences of telecom service providers Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Loop Telecom within two weeks. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, accepting the submissions of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A.S. Chandhiok that the applications will be decided as per the […]

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